Most visitors to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon see the forests of the Kaibab Plateau upon entering and exiting the park. The plateau drops off sharply on either side, and much of the land north of the Grand Canyon is vast, wide open desert. On one of my trips to the west side of the plateau, I set out across the desert, mostly following one wash. Above one side of the wash, I found this lonely boulder with an opening beneath it, and the late afternoon sun perfectly highlighting the grasses and other textures beneath it.
This is my contribution to Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness this week. To see what other photographers have contributed, or instructions to join in, please visit Leanne’s website.